Christmas Lights (and the Rolling Plastic Joseph)

Rev. Shane L. Bishop


Have you noticed the wide variety of things people put in their yards to celebrate Christmas these days?  Certainly the nativity-scape seems more cluttered than when only baby Jesus and Santa struggled for it just a generation ago.  When our kids were growing up, we would sometimes drive around at night in mid-December and look at all the decorations.  Some folks do nothing to celebrate; others tip their hat, some use good taste and some lose their minds in Clark Griswold or Tim the Tool Man fashion.

It was always the most high wattage, energy eating, gaudy and over-commercialized of efforts that got the ooh’s and ah’s from Zec and Lydia when they were small.  There were always a few of these homes in the lost their minds category that grouped their décor into categorical clusters the way scientists classify animals and plants.  Some had Disney characters in one quadrant…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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